Conservative Politics in a Nutshell

15 Dec 2011

Governor Mitt Romney:

[President Obama] means what he says when he says he wants to fundamentally transform America. There’s nothing wrong with America that needs transforming. I want to restore America. I want to turn around America. I want to keep America America.

The most fundamental belief of the Republican Party and many conservative ideologies is that they believe this society to be the best of all possible societies; this government to be the best of all possible governments; and this country to be the best of all possible countries. It is the greatest of follies to see ourselves incapable of error. Political disfunction is permitted, because anything else is believed impossible.

(Via Yoni Appelbaum, for The Atlantic)